Last Friday, my daughter and I had a chance to stop in Salida Colorado and visit Virtuosity Gallery, the working studio of Joshua Been - noted Colorado painter.
I love visiting Josh and sending my students up to Salida to see an awesome painter, working every day to make it happen.
When he is not traveling, Josh is in the gallery painting, engaging customers - and everyone is a friend.
I enjoy seeing what is on the easel and swapping plein air stories; and both of my kids think he's the bomb.
Josh is always thinking out beyond his own easel, designing and creating products for plein air painters that really perform.
He would not let me leave with out toys to try out - " the last terps jar you will ever own";
and a trash bag that tells it like it is -"Toxic Waste".
Thanks Josh. I will put them both to the test.
Visit Josh Been on-line or at his Virtuosity Gallery, in Salida, Colorado.